Mantras Help the General Psychological Well-Being of College Students: A Pilot Study

J Relig Health. 2018 Feb;57(1):110-119. doi: 10.1007/s10943-017-0371-7.


The mind receives deep effect of harmonizing from incantatory spiritual verse known as "mantra." This ancient Indian spiritual science of sound vibrations had been used to help the mind, body and life. Students in top-ranking colleges often feel pressurized and complain of depression. Mantras could help ease their stress. This work attempts to study the impact of mantra on the psychological well-being of college students. Volunteers selected and listened to the mantra of their choice in the test period. Psychological tests were conducted before and after the test period. Data collected were analyzed by psychologists. The findings reveal a clear improvement in the general cheerfulness and clarity of mind of the subjects.

Keywords: Cheerfulness; Mantra; Mind; Psychological well-being; Spiritual science.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Depression / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Meditation / psychology*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Religion and Psychology*
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Students / psychology*
  • Universities
  • Young Adult